Wallace By Ben Glaetzer Barossa Valley Australia
Glaetzer Wallace takes on the traditional Barossa Valley blend of Shiraz and Grenache in a modern way. The Shiraz brings backbone, flesh and body to the wine with the Grenache adding a soft, vibrant juiciness.
Aromas of wild cherries with a hint of blueberry and rose petal. The palate has upfront red berry fruit, mid palate richness and brightness from the Grenache. Finishes fresh and long.
Grapes: 72% Shiraz, 28% Grenache
Wine Making: Old vine Barossa Grenache has a liveliness and structure that does not benefit from oak maturation—oak contact was thus minimised for the Grenache component to preserve the purity and animation of the fruit. The Shiraz was matured for 16 months in 2—3 year old oak hogshead barrels (80% French / 20% American).
Peak Drinking: A wine to enjoy in its youth that will also develop additional complexity over 6 to 8 years of cellaring.